Reshaping geopolitics 2017

Xi Jinping’s China has become increasingly assertive as Donald Trump trains America’s focus on home affairs, North Korea hones its nuclear ambitions and the old world order is questioned. Catch up on the year’s comment and analysis

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The art of the Chinese deal

As the era of globalisation ends, will protectionism and conflict define the next phase?

From ‘panda diplomacy’ to film and football — how Xi Jinping is trying to boost his country’s appeal

Beijing is gaining confidence that it can mix political control with growth and innovation

Never mind Trump or Merkel, global problems demand a collective approach

Germany remains relatively immune to the populist forces wracking other democracies

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Those who once tried to build a partnership declare Moscow has chosen confrontation

In the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang, Beijing calls for calm

How big is the risk that the purge will bring instability to the kingdom and region?

Pyongyang has attacked bitcoin exchanges, an indication of its developing interests

Caracas restructuring negotiations will entail a complex geopolitical poker game

Divisions stoked to serve political aims take on lives of their own

The country’s politicians, lenders and businesses eye opportunities for growth and greater geopolitical influence

The armed forces chief sets out a vision that prompts Nato to beef up its deployment

It is a minor miracle that countries have kept to their borders as resentments simmer